The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) is a multinational research project which aims to improve the understanding and management of marine resources in the southwest Indian Ocean. It involves nine countries, including Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania. Through SWIOFP, these countries have developed a collaborative project that embraces their own fishery-related needs and expectations in a regional and transboundary context. Together with the ASCLME project and the WIO-LaB project - which addresses land-based marine pollution - SWIOPF is one of a trio of linked projects that is set to provide an overall transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) and associated Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems.
SWIOFP is implemented by the World Bank.